[STREET LEVEL] Carrot or Stick?

A study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine asked people to deposit $150 and if after six months they had quit smoking, they would get that money back plus an additional...

Ryu Stuns Ramsay with Upset CD4 Victory

Long shot candidate David Ryu won Tuesday’s election to replace Los Angeles City Councilmember Tom LaBonge, according to unofficial results from the Los Angeles City Clerk. Ryu, a community health director and former aide to...

Kip’s Toyland: 70 Years of Slinkys, Scrabble and Success

FARMERS MARKET—First it was FAO Schwarz. Then American Girl and now Amazon. But these evolving favorite-of-the-moment shopping outlets have been mere momentary blips in the history of Los Angeles’ oldest toy store, Kip’s Toyland....

[OBITUARY] Jerry Cottone: The Barber on the Boulevard

LARCHMONT BOULEVARD—Jerry Sebastian Cottone, former owner of the Larchmont Barbershop, died April 11th of heart disease. He was 76. According to a 2011 interview with Neon Tommy, a USC digital news outlet, Cottone began...